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Chapter Five ~Preview~

Chapter five is in progress, and it is huge.  It’s even larger than chapter four.  The new chapter is clocking in at around 11,000 words and approximately 48 new rooms to explore.

In this chapter, you’re sent by VCiV to infiltrate a strip club.  Unfortunately, the only way in is to become a stripper yourself, and you’ll need to be a convincing one in order to find and neutralize your target.  The problem?  Most of the people who work here quickly end up becoming catgirls.  Will you be able to finish your mission, or will you become a permanent employee at the club?

Along the way, you’ll also learn a few new bits of one of your favorite character’s back story and have your first glimpse of a whole new mysterious faction vying for power in The Underworld.

Read on below for an excerpt from the new chapter, and check back here on the research blog for a news post when chapter five launches.  PS, if you’ve played r12, note the cat TF is being updated to be more like this updated TF sequence.
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r12 – Elephant + Cat + Multibreast TFs

r12 materials are now uploaded to the employee portal.

  • Elephant TF
    • Change incrementally via peanuts (frog girls sometimes drop them + also available via shops), or wear the cursed elephant collar (in debug room & shop).
    • Like pandas, elephants also tend to gain weight if they’re wearing the collar.
  • Cat TF
    • Change via catnip (available in the debug room).
    • Cats grow three sets of nipples (three sets of breasts for catgirls).
    • If you are mostly a cat, then catnip will also cause a lust increase.
  • Multi-breast TF
    • You can now add & subtract up to four rows of breasts via NuevoBreast and LessBreast items — currently only in the debug room.
    • When multiple rows of breasts are present, they will cause a penalty to exposure if uncovered.  Penalty is proportional to size x number of rows.
    • Note – since slug girls have extra rows of breasts, if you TF to something different after being a sluggirl, you will continue to have extra rows of breasts (but only on your torso).
    • Doc Nalf will reset breast rows to 1.

r11 – bug fix & public build

This build is primarily a bug fix build, as well as being a public release of the non-story chapter content thus far.  For public players, this is the first release of weight/height/panda/normal dragon tfs, the shop system, and chapter skip system.

  • Wrote foxgirl victory sex
  • Fixed bug that would cause screen to get stuck if item/enemy name changed while it was being looked at
  • Fixed bug where panda tf would cause dragon tf descriptions
  • Fixed bug where defeating naga would cause crash
  • Added panda necklace to the tf shop
  • Game text XML organization improved
  • Indicate where end of story content is for public build
  • Bamboo is now one-use only (like the other tf items)
  • Cleaned up some old room descriptions
  • Fixed *** COULD NOT LOAD TEXT: NIXIEBOSS_PLAYER_DEFEAT ***
  • Fixed *** COULD NOT LOAD TEXT: NIXIEBOSS_LUST_OK ***
  • Fixed else-if statements not being parsed correctly (was especially visible in naga queen victory text).

r10 – Shop System

r10 materials are now uploaded to the employee portal.

  • Shop System added.  There are seven shops currently, each with their own selection of goods.
    • Some goods are available for purchase immediately.  Other goods must be unlocked by finding them in the world first.  The shopkeeper will give you a hint on how to unlock the item.
    • Shops use a new/different navigation system then inventory does.  This seems easier to use, and may replace inventory’s nav system.
    • NOTE:  Some shop items are unlocked by defeating the enemies in the Dragon Temple.  Unfortunately, the enemies in there don’t respawn and there’s currently no way to get back in there after you leave.  In future, these items will either be assigned to different enemies, or there will be a way to re-run the dragon temple dungeon again.
  • Normal anthro dragon TF added.  You unlock the Dragon Gem in the TF shop once you have defeated the Dragon Temple.  Transforms you into a normal anthro dragon (doesn’t affect gender or eggs).  Unlike the Dragon Queen, normal dragons have a hideable tail and wings, so they can blend in better / escape the Underworld when needed.
  • Fixed infinite-death loop where if you were cow TF’ed outside the farm, you’d never be able to reach the farm in time to be milked before dying a milk death.  (Cows now respawn in the farm if they have no way to milk themselves)

 

Plans for r10 & r11

Dear Researchers,

Here are the tentative plans for the upcoming r10 & r11 materials release:

r10 will be another private build, and will properly introduce Shops into the game so you have a place to spend the cash you earn in-game.  Each item will need to be found in the world before it unlocks in the shop, but you’ll be able to get a quick hint for each item from the respective shop keeper.  Multiple different shops are planned, each carrying a particular category of item.

The navigation for the shop is a little different than inventory navigation, but it should be easier to use.  Inventory may get redone to use this new nav system if the research team likes it better.

After that, r11 is planned to be a public build.  It will not include the cowgirl chapter, but it will include the item shops, height & weight systems, and panda TFs.